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Improving the D&T Environment and Health and Safety

Update your knowledge of current developments and confidently implement effective policies

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

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Suitable for: This course is suitable for leaders, teachers and technicians working in the design and technology department. You will examine all the pertinent health and safety issues, in particular, the importance of the teaching and learning environment, and the requirement to ensure that staff are suitably trained and qualified.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7089WW

The course will examine all the pertinent health and safety issues, in particular, the importance of the teaching and learning environment, and the requirement to ensure that staff are suitably trained and qualified. This course is suitable for leaders, teachers and technicians working in the design and technology department.

  • Develop a clear understanding of your obligations in terms of the legal requirements in health and safety and the accreditation scheme
  • Confidently review, develop and implement an effective departmental health and safety policy
  • Develop effective management systems to monitor safe and effective use of equipment, processes, tools, materials and environments by staff and students
  • Review training requirements and identify appropriate providers and resources to ensure an ongoing commitment to a safe working environment

Sessions

The Legal Requirements
  • An outline of the regulatory framework for health and safety
  • The D&T Association Secondary Accreditation scheme for secondary teachers and technicians
  • Developing a proactive approach to managing health and safety
Implementing An Effective Health And Safety Policy
  • Approaches to structuring a health and safety policy
  • The importance of communicating your policy, to whom and strategies to use to do so successfully
  • Implementing and moniotirng a rigorous risk assessment process
Key Aspects In Health And Safety Within D&T
  • The classroom environment –what are the key risks?
  • Equipment, processes and materials –what are the risks both in the classroom and in support areas?
  • National Curriculum and OFSTED requirements for health and safety
Identifying Appropriate Training Requirements
  • Carrying out a staff audit and setting training targets
  • Training providers for core & specialist extension certifications
  • Action planning for return to the department to help you initiate the process on return to school
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